August Faves… WHAT A MONTH!!!

Daisy London Jewellery flower necklace pendant

August Faves… WHAT A MONTH!!!

Hello friends! I hope you are all well! It’s been a crazy ol’ month, we have moved out of our house, the builders are in full time and we are at the cutest holiday house in Suffolk. It’s dog friendly, so Gordon is living his best life and my boyfriend, jon, is loving life! But I’ll go into it all in this post! Let’s go!

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Our First Day Trip Of The Year!!

No joke, we went for a day trip and I honestly think it was the first one of the year!! We went on a road trip, we had coffee from a cup outside, cake we hadn’t made ourselves and generally wore ourselves out with fun! It was GREAT!!! We went to Wells-Next-The-Sea and realised we couldn’t even get a parking place, so we drove 5 minutes down the road for a walk around Holkham hall estate instead. Then to a cafe for a snack, a farm shop for supplies, a few antiques stores and then home! It was so fun!

Clarins Supra Lift & Curl Mascara review

Clarins Supra Lift & Curl Mascara

I’ve recently been on the hunt for the PERFECT mascara and I think I have found my perfect day time mascara with L’oreal’s Balm Noir Mascara, and my perfect dramatic mascara with Clarins Supra Lift & Curl Mascara. This is the ultimate ‘open’ eye mascara! It boosts lashes, lifts and curls and I LOVE the shape of the wand for getting in the roots and really lifting up those lashes!! LOVE it!!

Daisy London Jewellery flower necklace pendant

Daisy London Jewellery

This month I was kindly gifted two stunning Daisy London women’s necklaces to add to my collection! I’ve been wearing Daisy London for years now and I truly LOVE their jewellery so I’m so happy to add these to my collection! They are made of recycled 925 silver and the T-bar is from the Estee Lalonde Collection and the Flower necklace is from last years summer collection! Aren’t they special?

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New Digs!

Since our house looks like this (picture above) we have moved out and we are living in a beautiful holiday cottage in Suffolk!! It’ so nice, we are surrounded by fields, ponies and hens!  It’s so lovely here and it’s amazing that we are away from the stress of renovation PLUS the builders can crack on faster!! It’s a real relief!

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IT Cosmetics CC Cream

I ran out of my absolute fave foundation this month and QVC kindly sent me a tube of the IT Cosmetics CC Cream and I’m so grateful! I don’t think I have used any other foundation for literally years, this stuff is my forever fave! There’s a classic, illuminating and a matte version, but the classic is my fave!! Thank you for the top up QVC!!



All is moving along well with the pregnancy, I’m still utterly terrified of the ‘birth’ part, but the rest of it is going well and I’m super happy! I still haven’t bought much as I don’t want to overload us with baby stuff yet and honestly, I’m not even sure where we will be living by that stage either – hence the hard hat! But I’m grateful it’s all going well and excited!

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Bagel Delivery!

We ordered some bagels, salt beef, cream cheese and rocky roads from Bagel or Beigel and OMG! My mind was blown!!! It was so good! It took me back to the Yellow Bagel shop on Brick Lane and it filled my heart with joy and my tummy with goodness! Hell, we even ordered a side of pickles!! Oh and if you think the white bagel shop is better than the yellow one… I’m not sure we can be friends!

Bobbi Brown Launches In Boots! 

Bobbi Brown Launches In Boots!

That’s right!!! Bobbi Brown Launches In Boots! Meaning you can get all your fave Bobbi best sellers in most stores, as part of click and collection AND online! Personally, I would say try their amazing lipsticks, especially the crushed colour ones, their highlighters are stunning, the Vitamin E cream is stunning and the eyeshadow palettes are some of the best in the whole world!! AMAZING!!

M&S Ghost dress floral midi

New M&S X Ghost Dress

I’ve been struggling to find maternity clothing I liked, so I went to my tried and true clothing store; M&S and was delighted to see they have a new Ghost collection out! I treated myself to this super pretty floral shirred dress! It’s not maternity, but it’s got a nice full skirt and it’s stretchy and flattering so I went for it! £69 well spent if you ask me and I’m so happy with it! Also I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of me in it, but I wanted to you to see it anyway! The Ghost X M&S range is SO nice, if you are looking for something new and lovely, I would recommend checking them out!

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Listening & Watching

This month I have been listening to the Audible version of the book ‘The Modern Midwife’ as I figured it was time I actually learnt stuff about y’know, babies, birth, pregnancy. Yes, I am late to the party! My boyfriend is reading the ‘dad’ version (by another author) so hopefully together we will have a tiny clue what we are doing! Aside from that, we also watched the 90’s classic Romeo + Juliet, because my boyfriend has never seen it and I insisted it was a classic!

The BEST and CHEAPEST Oat Milk

I have been meaning to make this video for AGES and I finally did it! Friends, I have found the BEST and cheapest Oat milk, perfect for your oat milk lattes! You need to watch this video if you want to know more!!

And there we have it! My August Faves… WHAT A MONTH!!!! I hope you enjoyed! Let me know if you have any questions if if you have any faves I need to know about, let me know! This post contains affiliate links!


1 Comment

  1. lauralouiseforresthotmailcouk
    September 9, 2021 / 10:35 am

    This Clarins mascara sounds amazing! x